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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 11:22 am

Is there an album you love even though you know it's naff as hell? Let's put 'cool' to one side and be honest about things!

My guilty pleasure is Year of the Cat by Al Stewart. Good tunes, great musicianship, an excellent album all round, even though it's so middle of the road you can hear the white lines on it.

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Post by Thomond on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 11:25 am

I was thinking of starting a thread about this, but I don't mind the musical stylings of Usher.

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Post by Guest on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 11:30 am

In my teen years I used to love Avril Lavigne and Christina Aguilera's music. I know it was wrong, but even now when some of their older "hits" get played on the radio....totally still love them.

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Post by Adam D on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 11:33 am

The Thompson Twins greatest hits.

Love it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpZ9gEKBoYI

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Post by Davie on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 11:40 am

One of my guilty pleasures is the mashups by Rock Sugar (who performed at Download this year)

Based on the (joke) premise that they were a successful 80s hair metal band who resorted to playing weddings and barmitzvahs when times got hard for them, they played a 14th birthday party for a young girl onboard a luxury yacht which sank and they were shipwrecked for years with only the musc collection of said 14 year old girl.

They mashup classic metal songs with more poppy stuff under the slogan "pop rocks"

Plenty of their stuff on YouTube ... some good, some not so good but check out Don't Stop The Sandman (Don't Stop Believing mixed with Enter Sandman) - it can seriously blow your socks off

Also the mixture of AC/DC and Madonna is good for a laugh Wink

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 11:49 am

I'm partial to some proper naff bubblegum pop at times.
Brittany, 5ive, S Club etc I'll happily dance along to them after a few jars.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 11:53 am

S Club had some great pop songs. S Club Juniors, however, were wrong on every level.

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Post by OzT on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:00 pm

Did you know there're web sites devoted to the meaning of the song, Year of the Cat??

I too like the song, saw him live many years ago supporting Wishbone Ash.... but only that song though, rest of the songs I found rather drivel.

But it is great seeing what people thought inspired that song, as well as what really could have, considering his time spent in north africia.

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Post by Cari on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:01 pm

A huge part of my CD collection could be construed as naff because I've got loads of '80s stuff but I think some of the albums are brilliant. Just some bloody great songs on some of them. Here's a few things that I am more than happy to admit to owning:

Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In
The Shamen - En Tact (early '90s dance combo - reminds me of my raver days)
Poison - Open Up and Say...Aah!
The S3x Pistols - The Great Rock n Roll Swindle (it's just offensively funny)
Bad News (hilarious comedy metal)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
I've got all of Madonna's albums cause she's a legend.
I own three Kylie albums ('90s/00s stuff only not the tinny SAW stuff)
I've got loads of obscure "shoegazing" stuff from the early '90s like Ride, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine etc.
Loads of '80s stuff - Sinple Minds, Japan, Duran Duran....you'd have to look through my CDs really.

Lucky - Year of the Cat is a great song!


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Post by ADMIN on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:03 pm

I bought the best of SAW when they were at their peak, album choc full of Sonya, Rick Astley, Brother Beyond etc.
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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:04 pm

OzT, I'm sure I've heard Al Stewart say that he came up with the 'year of the cat' line just because it sounded good!

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Post by Cari on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:06 pm

Hero - I don't actually own any SAW stuff except I've got a Kylie best of which has one or two of her tunes on it with them....never liked Rick Astley.

My biggest shame is probably this album (look them up on You Tube) I thought they were great in 1989 🤦

http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/les%20goupes/P/Phantom%20Blue/Phantom%20Blue/Phantom%20Blue.jpg

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Post by OzT on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:07 pm

If you have time have a look at these sites, there're more I am sure.

http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/17850/

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3526

And most prob year of the cat just sounded good, bit like procol harlem's whiter shades of pale, saw the bloke interviewed about the words and he said something like err man, they just sounded good, but stil get people going into the lyrics looking for something that was never there. As he said, they were just words that sounds good at the time... man

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:09 pm

Looking back I cant actually remember liking any of the other people SAW brought out apart from Kylie.

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Post by Cari on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:09 pm

I just like the melody on Year of the Cat.

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Post by Notch on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:20 pm

Tenacious D!
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Post by rodders on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:26 pm

There is Snow Patrol on my Ipod but I swear I didn't put it there... Whistle

Some fecker put Elbow, the killers and kings of leon on there too!
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Post by nottins on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:27 pm

Kylies Greatest Hits for me. Must put it back in the car sometime.

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:28 pm

roddersm wrote:There is Snow Patrol on my Ipod but I swear I didn't put it there... Whistle

Some fecker put Elbow, the killers and kings of leon on there too!

I've met Snow Patrol and got them to sign a blow up sheep that I happened to have on my person at the time. 🐑 Whistle

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Post by Cari on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:30 pm

I've got Snow Patrol's best of and I like it! Also have some KOL but no Elbow - I would've thought they'd come into the cool category anyway?

I actually own some classical music as well....is that un-cool?

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:32 pm

I went to see KOL in concert just before Crimbo last year and I certainly don't think of Elbow as a guilty pleasure!

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Post by nottins on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:40 pm

I'm listening to Classic FM Anthems at the moment.

http://www.classicfm.co.uk/shop/cds/classic-fm-anthems/

Just spotted Billy Idol 11 of the Best still on the turntable as well.

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Post by Kenny on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:47 pm

Dont judge me everyone but years ago i bought a Don Johnson Heartbeat tape and have it on my ipod aswell and still listen to it now and again . 🤦 the shame is killing me .
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Post by Cari on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 12:59 pm

Yeah Kenny! Now you're talking!

I've just remembered a couple of other great albums (which will seem naff to others) I have:

T'Pau - Bridge of Spies
Climie Fisher - Everything
Then Jericho - Big Area

Gotta love the '80s!!! Very Happy

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 1:04 pm

Cari wrote:
Then Jericho - Big Area

That's a bit of a crap name for an album, isn't it?

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Post by Cari on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 1:08 pm

Lucky - I got it wrong, it's THE Big Area...comes from one of the tracks on the album called....eh...Big Area... Rolling Eyes

Oh Mr Mister on the radio...I bet someone's got their album...

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 1:14 pm

I'm sure I've got more uncool albums at home - I'll have to have a look later.

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Post by Davie on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 2:01 pm

That Then Jericho is CLASS

You wamt something that you may be embarrassed to have a friend find in your CD rack but which actually is VERY good? Try a couple of the albums Bruce Willis brought out (particularly the Return of Bruno)

Very good stuff!

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 2:05 pm

Now humming 'Under the Boardwalk', thanks furious

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Post by Davie on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 2:13 pm

That was on Return of Bruno - but the rest of it was much better!

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Post by Thomond on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 2:20 pm

Notch,nothing wrong with Tenacious D. I don't mind Bruno Mars,his songs are annoyingly catchy.

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Post by Kenny on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 3:00 pm

This has got me looking through my record collection ............. boy there are some shocking things here . Yes i have Mr Mister !

Singles
Owen Paul - Your my favourite waste off time
Let Loose - Crazy for you
Musical Youth - Pass the Dutchie
Vonda Shepard - Searching my Soul ( from ally mcbeal )

Albums /CD's
Curtis Stigers - Curtis Stigers
Nolans - I'm in the mood
MC Hammer - Please Hammer dont hurt him
Bros - Push
E17 - Walthamstow

lots more aswell ...

I think some one must have broke into my house and planted these , i cant of bought them .

i now can not get Pass the Dutchie out of my head !!!
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Post by TipToes88 on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 3:05 pm

Quite like the Nooma Nooma Eiii song when I've had a few cans

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 3:07 pm

TipToes88 wrote:Quite like the Nooma Nooma Eiii song when I've had a few cans

That song is awesome!

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Post by GG on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 3:23 pm

MC Hammer - Cant touch this

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Post by Cari on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 5:33 pm

KINGKENNY7HEAVEN wrote:This has got me looking through my record collection ....
Singles
Owen Paul - Your my favourite waste off time
Let Loose - Crazy for you
Musical Youth - Pass the Dutchie


I actually really liked those songs but I don't own them now.

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Post by dummy_half on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 6:39 pm

Sorry, but I beat you all -

I went to the Take That concert at Wembley a couple of months ago.

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Post by Kenny on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 7:18 pm

Cari wrote:
KINGKENNY7HEAVEN wrote:This has got me looking through my record collection ....
Singles
Owen Paul - Your my favourite waste off time
Let Loose - Crazy for you
Musical Youth - Pass the Dutchie


I actually really liked those songs but I don't own them now.

I've been playing them all afternoon , getting some funny looks off the neighbour now though . Smile
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Post by Cari on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 7:30 pm

dummy_half wrote:Sorry, but I beat you all -

I went to the Take That concert at Wembley a couple of months ago.

No that's not beating anyone because TT have actually become fashionable again. If you'd gone to a Brother Beyond reunion that would be different... Wink

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Post by Kenny on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 7:51 pm

Brother Beyond are having reunion ? when and were ? Yahoo
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Post by Cari on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 7:57 pm

The 19th Kenny... Very Happy

http://www.last.fm/festival/1816327+80%27s+Rewind+Festival

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Post by Guest on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 8:37 pm

Hobo wrote:The Thompson Twins greatest hits.

Love it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpZ9gEKBoYI

Superb album. Hold me now is the best ballad ever written.

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 9:59 pm

I bought Mystiques album (Alecia Dixon's old band).


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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 10:06 pm

They spelt it Mis-Teeq, didn't they?

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Post by ADMIN on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 10:09 pm

Yep, couldn't remember the youf spelling version.

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 10:21 pm

Her ragga-style rapping always made me cringe.

I'm really trying to think of naff albums I like. The problem is that I think my music collection is cool. Anyone else would look through it and laugh themselves silly!

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Post by Kenny on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 10:22 pm

Cari wrote:The 19th Kenny... Very Happy

http://www.last.fm/festival/1816327+80%27s+Rewind+Festival

There are some real blasts from past performing , i really do wish i could go
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Post by CFCNick on Tue 16 Aug 2011, 10:55 pm

I get a few funny looks when my ipod is on shuffle and people on the bus hear Emily Osment follow Green Day and Foo Fighters in my earphones.

But I'm man enough to admit I don't care and I like Emily Osment and her music.

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Post by Cari on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 8:34 am

KENNY - I wish I'd heard of it sooner, would've gone myself. I've seen Duran Duran a few times recently and they were superb. Always good gigs them Smile

I admitted on another thread that I own Paul Young's "No Parlez" album. The singles he did are all right but there's some bad stuff on it as well. I don't think I've played it all through.

As for Mis-Teeq - don't get me started on that Alesha Dixon. Her song about the bloke who can't dance gets on my pip.

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Post by ADMIN on Wed 17 Aug 2011, 9:08 am

Pretty much all the Girls Aloud songs I like. To the point that that there was a Girls Aloud tribute act on one night on holiday and I was doing my hardest under the radar effort (ie not make it obvious) for the wife and I to go along, she had none of it though.

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